Dean Lister

Lister Undergoes Surgery on Torn Biceps; Out 3-4 Months

MMA Weekly is reporting that Dean Lister has undergone surgery on a torn biceps muscle in his right arm and will be out of action for 3-4 months.

Lister tore the muscle during a training session last week and went into surgery the very next day to have the injury repaired. The next few weeks will consist of Lister’s arm being in a sling. A rehabiliation program will follow after that.

Because of the injury, Lister will be able to compete in this year’s ADCC. Lister stated that he believes he will be healed and ready to make his return to the UFC later this summer.

Vera Staying With UFC?

Various rumors and reports have been floating around for the past few months concerning Brandon Vera’s status with the UFC. Vera was originally supposed to be given a title shot against Tim Sylvia at UFC 68. However Vera’s contract with the UFC only had one fight left on it and Dana White wasn’t about to set up a championship bout between his current title holder and a fighter that wasn’t locked up for multiple fights. To put it simply, he’s learned from the past…

The UFC and Vera tried to negotiate a new deal multiple times but talks never went anywhere since Vera apparently thought that he deserved more money. Reports surfaced stating that the the UFC and Elite XC both offered Vera upwards of $200,000 to $1 million per fight but were never confirmed by either side. Now the news coming to light is letting us know what is really going on.

Here is what we know:

Both Brandon Vera and Dean Lister are no longer associated with the City Boxing gym in San Diego, California. City Boxing founder Rob Kaman was also Vera’s manager and handled Vera’s contract including fielding offers from any organizations that wanted to sign him. A few other fighters/trainers/officials who helped out at the gym have also left in disgust over what has happened

Well what happened? Apparently Kaman turned down multiple counter offers from the UFC concerning a new multi-fight contract for Vera without even informing him that he was doing so. Vera eventually found out and left City Boxing, leaving his partnership as part-owner of the gym behind as well.

What makes this even more interesting is that Vera himself posted earlier this afternoon on Sherdog that he is currently in negotiations with the UFC on a contract extension. He is also finding a new manager for himself through the California State Athletic Commission. Vera stated that he has left City Boxing and will be fighting in the UFC very soon.

UFC Fight Night 8 Live Blog

We are live doing our one of our patented live blogs! Be sure to comment throughout the night…

Also check out our official preview and predictions for this event…

UFC Fight Night 8 Preview

UFC Fight Night 8 Predictions

Tonight’s lineup for those who are wondering -

Televised Fights:
Rashad Evans vs Sean Salmon
Heath Herring vs Jake O’Brien
Hermes Franca vs Spencer Fisher

Swing Bout:
Nate Marquardt vs Dean Lister (will be televised if there is TV time remaining)

Undercard Bouts:
Clay Guida vs Din Thomas
Chad Reiner vs Josh Burkman
Ed Herman vs Chris Price
Ross Pointon vs Rich Clementi

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UFC Fight Night 8 Preview

Here is a preview John and I put together for UFC Fight Night 8 along with a little commercial for everyone…

Televised Fights:
Rashad Evans vs. Sean Salmon
Heath Herring vs. Jake O’Brien
Hermes Franca vs. Spencer Fisher

Undercard Bouts:
Nate Marquardt vs. Dean Lister
Clay Guida vs. Din Thomas
Chad Reiner vs. Josh Burkman
Ed Herman vs. Chris Price
Ross Pointon vs. Rich Clementi

Be sure to tune in tomorrow night as we’ll be doing one of our patented ‘Live Blogs’ starting at 8 PM EST!

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UFC Fight Night Card is Set

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has officially announced that the January 25th UFC Fight Night card is set and it will feature 8 fights. The event will take place in Hollywood, FL at the Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena. Here is the current card…

Rashad Evans vs. Sean Salmon
Jake O’Brien vs. Heath Herring
Hermes Franca vs. Spencer Fisher
Dean Lister vs. Nate Marquardt
Chad Reiner vs. Josh Burkman
Ed Herman vs. Chris Price
Clay Guida vs. Din Thomas
Ross Pointon vs. Rich Clementi

Fans are guaranteed three live bouts which will be Fisher vs. Franca, O’Brien vs. Herring and Evans vs. Salmon. If there are a few quick finishes we may get to see some of the undercard action. The event will go live at 8 PM EST on Spike TV.

UFC Fight Night 9

The UFC will be back on Spike TV Thursday, January 25th when they go live with UFC Fight Night 9.

The main event will feature a middleweight battle between UFC middleweight contenders Dean Lister and Nathan Marquardt. Also on the card will be a light heavyweight war between ‘The Ultimate Fighter 2’ champion Rashad Evans and UFC newcomer Sean Salmon.

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